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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 25000 - Russ Lit. the Age of Dostevsky/Tolstoy

Course Credit: 1
RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF DOSTOEVSKY AND TOLSTOY In the nineteenth century, Russia witnessed an unprecedented explosion of literary and intellectual activity, a renaissance which yielded some of the greatest masterpieces world literature has seen. Our course will examine the seven most prominent authors of this period, with special emphasis on Russia’s unique handling of the sudden influx of European philosophy and culture (Rationalism, Idealism, Romanticism, Atheism, Socialism). Through its literary canon, we will explore how Russia envisioned the problems of modern individualism in a culture divided between European and Slavic roots. No prerequisite. [AH, C, W]